Aberdeenshire’s first tartan launched

Aberdeenshire Council.
Aberdeenshire Council.

Aberdeenshire’s first official tartan was unveiled at a special ceremony last Friday night, June 13.

The Aberdeenshire Tartan: Home Colours is the product of a partnership between internationally-acclaimed, Banff born textile designer Donna Wilson and local school children who teamed up to create a design inspired by Aberdeenshire’s stunning natural beauty.

With its attractive blend of colours the tartan is now being gifted to the people of Aberdeenshire and will also form the central theme in a range of new products designed to promote the area both at home and abroad.

Donna, who is now based in London, spent a week working with children from each of Aberdeenshire’s six areas, involving those from Lochpots Primary, in order to select a Home Colour that best represented the area they lived.

Donna said: “It was an honour for me to have been chosen for this project and I’m thrilled with the positive feedback we’ve received so far.

“To be a true Aberdeenshire tartan, the design needed to have input from local people to find out what colours really represented the area and who better to do that than our young people? I loved working with them and I hope that being part of a process like this will inspire them to think about the possibilities of a career in the creative industries.”